It’s that time of year when we remember how damn lucky we are.. Where else in the world can a feast cause anxiety and stress about eating so much that we gain weight? Abundance.
I believe that we should think about what we are thankful for on a regular basis, if not daily – but of course this is a special time to reflect on our blessings in our lives. Some are obvious, but others might be things we take for granted: like simply being employed, being in good health, and having a safe place to sleep at night.
Here are some things I’m thankful for, in no particular order:
- changing my mind about wellness and turning my health around
- being in a wonderful relationship with a positive person
- my bike
- being healthy enough to whale out a 60 minute spin class
- my family, my chosen family, and lovely friends who support me
- health insurance
- dreams and ambition
- quitting tobacco
- the smell of campfires
- bad days at work – that means I have good days and a job
- smiles and laughter
- whole foods garlicky kale salad
- nag champa
- spicy tuna roll
- tea tree chewing sticks
- my home
- my animales
- personal growth and spiritual awareness
- Eckhart Tolle
- that hug after a loong day
- every breath
- my pumping heart
Trust me, there’s more – but I’m going to leave it at this: What a difference a year makes. I took a survey for WebMD today, and when I got to this screen below, I couldn’t help but be proud of myself and the progress that I’ve made:
Seventeen out of eighteen ain’t bad. And I’ve lost about 45 pounds this past year. Not too shabby!
My strategy for tomorrow is simple: white meat and mostly veggies. Small tastes of this and that, but no need to over-do it. I’ll let you know how it all works out. :) Either way, it’ll be okay.
Love to all of you out there in the world. I hope you have as lovely a Thanksgiving as I will.